Andrew is CEO of Templar Executives, an international, award winning Cyber Security advisory company; he leads an expert management team delivering world-class Cyber Security consultancy services and solutions. Andrew specialises in government and commercial sector board-level engagements and transformational change programmes to enhance business performance. He has also established the Templar Cyber Academy whose range of courses and training are uniquely certified by NCSC, CIISec and BCS.
A thought leader and accomplished speaker and author, Andrew is regularly invited to contribute and speak on Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Governance topics. He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford University and an Expert Advisor to the Global Cyber Capacity Building Centre based at the Oxford Martin School at Oxford University. He is also advising on the FCO Commonwealth Cyber Security Programme as a mentor to Ministers from the Commonwealth Countries. Andrew was an expert witness for the 2013 Caldicott Review and since 2018, Andrew and his team have provided executive training for over 3,000 NHS Trust board members and through NHS Digital, supplied Cyber operational support to over 30 health organisations.
Andrew’s background includes 18 years in the military specialising in air command and control. He has worked in the Cabinet Office where he set up and ran the Office of the Government Senior Information Risk Owner (OGSIRO). Andrew has also been closely involved in authoring key publications and policies including: The Data Handling Review; The IA Diagnostic Methodology; the Ministry of Defence Information Assurance Strategy and the UK’s National Information Assurance/Cyber Security strategies.